YORK TO GET A REGIONAL UNIVERSITY

Published on Thursday, 21 April 2022 at 10:28:44 AM

York is one of 4 locations in the Wheatbelt set to be home to a Regional University Centre.  The Centre will provide access to internet, computers, printers, video conferencing and more importantly, a student support person who will assist students with navigating university life, all at no cost to any university student.

The project has been developed by Regional Development Australia (Wheatbelt), who has been successful in its application to the 2022 Regional University Centres (RUC) funding round.

The need was identified for access to higher education facilities within the region. A hub model has been developed utilising current infrastructure. Initial hubs are being planned for Narrogin, Merredin, Wongan Hills and York, it is anticipated that some of these facilities will become operational in Semester 2 of 2022.

Shire President Cr Denese Smythe said “The Regional University Centre showcases York as a modern, smart town, attracting and retaining residents by offering access to local study options and a career focused path.   The Centre will also bring further employment opportunities to the town.  I’d like to thank RDA Wheatbelt for the work they have put in to secure funding for this important project”.

For more info visit: http://www.rdawheatbelt.com.au/news-events/latest-news/245-wheatbelt-set-to-get-a-regional-university 

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